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MINUTES <br /> OF THE STUDY SESSION OF THE <br /> EDINA CITY COUNCIL <br /> HELD AT CITY HALL <br /> FEBRUARY 24, 2009 <br /> 11:30 A.M. <br /> Mayor Hovland called the meeting to order at 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room of City Hall. <br /> Answering rollcall were: Members Bennett, Brindle, Housh and Mayor Hovland. Member <br /> Swenson was absent. Staff present included: Heather Worthington and Debra Mangen, City <br /> Clerk. <br /> Mayor Hovland said the purpose of the work session was to discuss the current attendance <br /> policy of the City Council's Advisory Boards and Commissions, to review the content of the <br /> City Council's minutes and to receive an update on the Con Agra site, which is the potential <br /> site for a new Public Works facility. <br /> The Council discussed the City's Code Section 180 governing Advisory Boards and <br /> Commissions. Following the discussion consensus was to leave the code alone while <br /> acknowledging that better communication between staff liaisons, Boards and Commission <br /> members and the City Council would be desirable. <br /> The Council also discussed reformation of the Human Rights and Relations Commission. After <br /> the City Attorney has reviewed potential changes to Code Section 140, it will be placed on the <br /> Council's agenda for consideration. <br /> Assistant Manager Worthington explained the reasons staff desire to simplify the content of the <br /> Council's meeting minutes. Ms. Worthington and Clerk Mangen answered questions of the <br /> Council regarding the minutes. It was explained the Granicus site on which the City's meetings <br /> are web streamed and archived would be the verbatim record of each meeting with a more <br /> summary version of the minutes kept as the official written record. Council's consensus was to <br /> use the summarized version of the minutes as long as the minutes met statute, were accurate, <br /> consistent and balanced. <br /> Ms. Worthington briefed the Council on the status of the "No Action" letter received from the <br /> Pollution Control Agency; the purchase price negotiations which were underway, and the <br /> proposed timing of a bond sale for the site, noting the Council would consider calling for a <br /> bond sale at their March 3, 2009, meeting and then sell the bonds March 17, 2009. <br /> Mayor Hovland adjourned the meeting at 1:10 p.m. <br /> Respectfully submitted, <br /> �, Q 7 <br /> Debra Ma en, City Clerk <br /> Minutes approved by Edina City Council, March 3, 2009. <br /> James C. Hovland, ayor <br />